MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile police said they’ve arrested 43-year-old Ashley Fuqua for allegedly deliberately deceiving elderly tenants, and taking money from them.
Officers responded to Gordon Oaks Assisted Living on Knollwood Drive for a report of theft by deception Thursday, June 12.
From time she was hired, December 2013 through April 2014 Fuqua moved several tenants into the facility without registering them, according to MPD. Fuqua would have the tenants leave the “Pay To” on the check blank and she would tell them she would stamp the business name in for them, said investigators.
MPD says Fuqua deposited nearly $21,000 into her personal account. She was arrested at Gordon Oaks.
Fuqua is charged theft by deception of Property 1st Degree, which holds a potential penalty of 2-20 years in jail. She has been released on bond.
FOX10 News went to the suspect’s home to get her side of the story but no one answered the door. We asked asked Gordon Oaks for a comment but they declined.
Fuqua’s attorney, Christ “Chris” Coumanis in Montgomery told FOX10 News by phone:
“We look forward to addressing this matter in the courts where this matter belongs… not defending her or addressing these matters in the media,” said Coumanis.